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Approaches to Persistent Pain in the Geriatric Patient

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Approaches to Persistent Pain in the Geriatric Patient

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Paul Mulhausen, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
National Institute on Aging
POGOe Id: 
20426
Date Posted: 
08/21/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
08/09/2012
Abstract: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Mulhausen will discuss the epidemiology of pain for older adults in a variety of living settings and the application of new pain assessment strategies in geriatric care settings. He will describe why older people have a disproportionate burden of pain. In addition, Dr. Mulhausen will address the use of the principles of conservative pain management in the care of older adults.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of pain for older people in a variety of living settings.
  2. Describe why older people have a disproportionate burden of pain.
  3. Apply new pain assessment strategies in geriatric care settings.
  4. Use the principles of conservative pain management in the care of older patients.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This online presentation was digitized from a videotaped lecture given as part of the Geriatric Lecture Series at the University of Iowa and disseminated to 30 sites across the state of Iowa on a monthly basis using telemedicine technology. After the initial broadcast, the presentation was converted to streaming audio and video with synchronized slides, and made available via the Internet. For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

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1 hour
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Paul Mulhausen. Approaches to Persistent Pain in the Geriatric Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20426